Houstondallas From Canada, joined Jul 2001, 92 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3712 times:
Are there any routes into Toronto that would require the capacity of an A380? Is AC, (or Airbus Canada as I call them!) thinking about adding the type? Is T-New being built with the capability of handling the double-decker? Just curious, haven't seen this discussed before.
Rai From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3676 times:
To second that, I think Vancouver will be the first city in Canada to see the A380 because of the YVR-HKG route. I'm not sure if CX has ordered the A380, but if they have, they would definitely use it to Vancouver. Maybe they'd even continue it to Toronto?
Yow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3666 times:
YUL will probably be the first city in Canada to see the A380. AF has firm orders for them and YUL-CDG is one of their most heavily travelled transcontinental routes. My guess is that since there is so much competition on YYZ-LHR, frequency over size rules that route.
Virgin747 From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 320 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3611 times:
"What will be used to deplane an A380?"
It was a problem discussed at a meeting between the Winnipeg Airports Authority and me. As they are getting ready to expand, I asked them if they were ready for the new A380, and how would it work. They told me it would be the same as the 747. Just use the same equipment. Its design is to be "Airport Friendly" Have to keep in mind if you want your plane you designed to be successful, it has to be able to get in and out of major airports with out any snags.